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In an election only two candidates contested 20% of the voters did not vote and 120 votes were declared as invalid. The winner got 200 votes more than his opponent  thus he secured 41% votes of the total voters on the voter list. Percentage votes of the defeated candidate out of the total votes casted is:

A) 47.5% B) 41%
C) 38% D) 45%

Answer:   D) 45%



Explanation:

Let there be x voters and k votes goes to loser then 

      0.8x - 120 = k + (k + 200)

         k+200 = 0.41x

        \inline \Rightarrow  k = 1440

and  (k + 200) =1640

Therefore  \inline \frac{1440}{3200}\times 100 = 45%

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In an election between two candidates K and L, the number of valid votes received by K exceeds those received by L by 15% of the total number of votes polled. If 20% of the votes polled were invalid and a total of 8720 votes were polled, then how many valid votes did L get ?

A) 3241 B) 2457
C) 2642 D) 2834
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 2834

Explanation:

Let the total number of votes polled in the election be 100k.
Number of valid votes = 100k - 20% (100k) = 80k
Let the number of votes polled in favour of K and L be a and b respectively.
a - b = 15% (100k) => a = b + 15k
=> a + b = b + 15k + b
Now, 2b + 15k = 80k and hence b = 32.5k
It is given that 100k = 8720
32.5k = 32.5k/100k x 8720 = 2834

The number of valid votes polled in favour of L is 2834.

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In one year, the Amount collected for social welfare, of a village increased by 10% and in the next year, it decreased by 10%. If at the end of 2nd year, the amount was 7920, what was it in the beginning ?

A) 8800 B) 8650
C) 8000 D) 8980
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 8000

Explanation:

Let the amount collected be 'A'
Then, from the given conditions,
A x 110/100 x 90/100 = 7920
A x 0.99 = 7920
A = 7920/0.99
=> 8000

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Q:

Express 6.72 % in ratio ?

A) 65 : 124 B) 42 : 625
C) 21 : 125 D) 37 : 442
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 42 : 625

Explanation:

6.72/100 = 672/10000 = 42/625

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A candidate got 35% of the votes polled and he lost to his rival by 2250 votes. How many votes were cast ?

A) 7500 B) 6200
C) 5600 D) 4700
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 7500

Explanation:

Let the candidates be A & B
35%-----------A
65%-----------B

Difference of votes (65-35)% = 30%

=>          30% ------- 2250
Then for 100% -------- ?     => 7500

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Two numbers are 35% and 42% are less than a third number .How much percent is the second number less than the first ?

A) 10.769 % B) 11.23 %
C) 10.4 % D) 9.87 %
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 10.769 %

Explanation:

I      II     III

65   58   100

65 -------- 7
100 ------ ?  => 10.769%

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